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The woman in charge of the high school : a case study of Carol Steen, principal of Winston Churchill High School

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dc.contributor.advisor Campbell, Cathy
dc.contributor.author Hill, Audrey
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-17T21:18:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-17T21:18:11Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/889
dc.description vi, 164 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This case study of Carol Steen, principal of Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge, Alberta, provides a detailed observational record of what one female secondary school principal does. Through qualitative research methodology and grounded theory strategies, the data collected over 16 days of observation has been organized into five analytical frameworks. Carol Steen's role as principal is described in terms of her educational administrative philosophy, her organizational system, her use of language, her decision-making strategies, and her public relations habits. Carol views her educational organization in terms of a circular structure with the administrative team at the core. The tone of her administration is invitational and she speaks the language of inclusion, encouraging collaborative partnerships to m~e proactive decisions for the school. The warmth and informality of her leadership helps to establish a joyful atmosphere throughout the school. By planting enthusiastic ideas that take on a life of their own, Carol cultivates a public relations image for the school. As a female secondary school administrator in 1996, Carol is part of the paradigm shift from a hierarchical to a collaborative educational culture, and from an impersonal standards based environment to a personal, achievement -oriented educational environment. Through her vision of the school as a circle, her commitment to communication, and her delight in positive change, Carol Steen cares for the school of which she is in charge. Her administrative practice may be an indicator of the restructuring of educational theory and educational training that is still to come. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1998 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Steen, Carol en
dc.subject High schools -- Alberta -- Lethbridge -- Administration -- Case studies en
dc.subject High school principals -- Alberta -- Lethbridge -- Case studies en
dc.subject School management and organization -- Alberta -- Lethbridge -- Case studies en
dc.subject Winston Churchill High School (Lethbridge, Alta.) en
dc.title The woman in charge of the high school : a case study of Carol Steen, principal of Winston Churchill High School en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en
dc.description.discrepancy No page 31 in book.

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